Rasmie's Buddie, Poems in the Shetlandic
Title: Rasmie's Buddie, Poems in the Shetlandic
Author: J. J. Haldane Burgess
Publisher: T. & J. Manson, Lerwick
Hardback - 1st Edition - Scarce
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James John Haldane Burgess (1862-1927) was a prolific writer and socialist who lived most of his life in Lerwick. Rasmie was an early nom de plume of Mr Burgess. He studied at both Glasgow & Edinburgh Universities and was a distinguished linguist speaking many Scandinavian and European languages as well as some Asian languages.
This book is a collection of his poems in Shetlandic and supposedly was written as a response to those who said that the dialect was incapable of expressing great thought or feeling
A very good copy with good clean cover boards and gilt titles. Some minor random spotting on inside pages.
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